Monthly Archives: May 2013

Kansas City Royals & Expectations

The Kansas City Royals are tied for last in the AL Central with a 21-28 record. If that wasn’t bad enough, the team has lost 18 of their last 22 games since starting the season with a 17-10 record. Things are looking pretty bleak for the boys in blue, and the young offense has been the […]

How are the Yankees doing it?

The Yankees won in Baltimore last night with the help of some late-game heroics from a couple of offseason acquisitions for the pinstripes. Travis Hafner homered off of Oriole closer Jim Johnson in the top of the 9th inning, and Vernon Wells delivered the go-ahead double in the 10th before Mariano Rivera closed in out for […]

Sporting KC: Pressure soccer

Sporting Kansas City looks to continue their winning ways Sunday against the lowly D.C. United in the nation’s capitol. Sporting are tied for second in the MLS Eastern Conference with 20 points, but they have put together back-to-back wins only one other time this season. Even though the game is on the road, playing the […]

How do new stadiums impact winning %?

The Minnesota Vikings unveiled plans for their new stadium on Monday to replace the incredibly outdated HHH Metrodome. Check out the video of the drawings; the stadium is going to be great. It will have all of the newest amenities that were lacking in the dome, such as luxury suites and high quality HD video screens. What […]

Frenchy vs. Dyson

When Ned Yost posted his starting outfield for last night’s game against the Orioles, he could probably hear Royals fans rejoicing from his spot in the clubhouse of Camden Yards. Royals fans have been notoriously vocal in their animosity towards Jeff Francoeur in the Royals lineup, even Royals Hall of Famer Willie Wilson was excited when […]

Yu Darvish Pitch Spectacular

Yu Darvish is pitching insanely well this year. He is on pace for 340 strikeouts! Randy Johnson in 2001 is the last pitcher to strike that many hitters out. Justin Verlander led the league last year with 239 strikeouts. Darvish’s 72 strikeouts so far are 15 more than the next highest amount. He is getting […]

Max Scherzer: Strikeout Machine

Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer has always been in interesting player to watch. He’s got what baseball guys like to call “stuff,” and whatever that is, it’s apparent when you watch him pitch. His electric fastball-slider combination seems unhittable at times, enabling him to miss bats at an exceptional level. His strikeout ability has both dazzled and […]

When the wheels fall off of a pitching gem

Tampa Bay pitcher Alex Cobb pitched lights-out through the first 5 2/3 innings of the Rays game against the Kansas City Royals last night. Before retiring Billy Butler on a fairly soft grounder to the pitcher for out number two in the sixth inning, Cobb had scattered just 4 singles while striking out 5 Royals hitters […]